Stewards will enlist a senior jockey to mentor embattled apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun after he was charged with careless riding twice in one day and suspended for a total of eight meetings.Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am
Flying Colours has a habit of causing a boilover in the last race on a Wednesday night, the surprise was that this time it was on Sha Tin's all-weather circuit, as the 76-1 bolter continued the recent trend of longshots and led home a Derek Cruz-trained quinella.17 May 2012 - 12:00am
Zac Purton returns from a two-meeting suspension and the horse he was given time on, Grand Elite, can propel him to Jockey Challenge success.
Grand Elite is racing in good from, including a game runner-up effort last start over the course and distance, and finally gets a decent draw (four) after starting from wide gates at his last two starts.9 May 2012 - 12:00am
Brilliant young New Zealand jockey James McDonald made the overnight transition from a provincial track in Australia to the Group One BMW Champions Mile at Sha Tin to carry on a flood tide of recent success and land the John Moore-trained Xtension a surprise back-to-back winner of the race.7 May 2012 - 12:00am
Douglas Whyte is down on his usual numbers, but his six rides can still carry him to the Jockey Challenge at appealing odds.
Whyte was $4 favourite last night, a strong middle part of the programme making him hard to beat. The South African rides Secret Of Winning, Champion Mount and Flying In in consecutive races, all of them winning hopes.2 May 2012 - 12:00am
The winners are starting to come more freely for Australian rider Tim Clark and he made it four for the week at Happy Valley last night with a double that was enough to see him take Jockey Challenge honours on a countback over Douglas Whyte.26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
In-vogue Italian Umberto Rispoli said he is still a '50-50 chance' of extending his local riding licence, the youngster torn between his childhood dream of riding in France and overtures from Hong Kong Jockey Club officials desperate to maintain diversity in the jockey ranks.22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
David Ferraris has set emerging stayer Liberator for next month's Group Three Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2,400m) after a strong win in the Class One feature at Happy Valley last night, the trainer heaping praise on his stable staff for turning the 'quirky' four-year-old around.19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
And a compliment to the Jockey Club and stewards on advances made in common sense over the past few years.
Howard Cheng's four-day ban for in essence presenting a positive sample to a cold and flu remedy might still look a little harsh to some but it is a reduction on what has been doled out before.18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Ben So Tik-hung had already been stranded on 69 wins for more than a month, but making the wait for the 70 even more agonising was the fact that he was the last of his apprentice class to graduate to the senior ranks.
The 25-year-old finally out-rode his claim with win number 70, scoring for his master Peter Ho Leung on Mr Award, and quickly breathed a sigh of relief.16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
With John Moore's retained rider Darren Beadman sidelined indefinitely, Brett Prebble has formed a deadly combination with the stable and the run could continue today at Happy Valley.
The Australian has a full book of 10 rides for five different trainers, but a trio of likely favourites for Moore can form the backbone of Jockey Challenge success.15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Umberto Rispoli might only have cracked it for his first wins on Monday and he might not yet have caught the public consciousness like some other young visitors before him, but the Italian has shown an abundance of the talent necessary to succeed here. And first and foremost is the ability to take a punch and keep going.11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
After finally breaking through for a maiden Hong Kong win at his 76th start, relieved Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli was ruing the timing of a two-meeting suspension, but at least gained a fan in leading trainer Tony Cruz when he booted home the second half of a double.10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Reigning champion John Moore was back in form with a four-timer at Sha Tin that might have heralded a stronger bond between the trainer and leading jockey Brett Prebble.
In the absence of injured Darren Beadman, Moore is keen to connect with a top pilot for his star-studded team and Prebble - who landed a brace on Admiration and Packing Whiz for Moore - has been just as keen.2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Trainer John Moore will tweak tactics tomorrow to have his horse, Xtension, ridden near the speed in the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free, but fears local nemesis Ambitious Dragon will be 'right on his tail' and ready to strike at the World Cup meeting.30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am